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D UNDERBELLY has entered Ghana!

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Background info on Ghana:  

  • First sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence
  • Democracy with full and fair elections
  • 2007 is Ghana’s Golden Jubilee celebration of fifty years of independence
  • Well endowed with natural resources, Ghana has twice the per capita output of the poorer countries in West Africa 
  • The domestic economy revolves around subsistence agriculture, which accounts for 50% of GDP and employs 85% of the work force, mainly small landholders

Image from a typical EWE village. 


 The courtyard of a coastal Ghana holding prison or “slave castle”, built in 1480 for Africans awaiting transport to the Americas.

All slaves brought to a castle were put into a windowless dungeon down a hole underground.  The only way in or out was through this trap door and hole.   The pit is pitch dark when the trap door is closed.

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4 responses to “D UNDERBELLY has entered Ghana!”

  1. Tomkin Avatar

    Hi, Baraka!

    That’s so great that you’re in Ghana! I look forward to your pictures and your words!


  2. Baraka Avatar

    I will be adding to this blog soon…
    I have met many good people so far and have experienced much in such a little time…
    Will report back soon!

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  4. Ashni Avatar

    I have entered the blog……..Thank you for taking this time…you are an inspiration

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